46Thank you for choosing to adopt from the Washington Animal Rescue League. WARL places approximately 2,000 homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in new forever homes each year.

We take every step possible to make sure our shelter residents find loving, forever homes. Animals are evaluated and handled by our staff of certified behavior and training specialists, with support from animal caretakers and volunteers who provide ongoing training and socialization. A full staff of adoptions counselors then work with potential adopters to help them find their perfect canine or feline match.

Please check our “Animal Search”  to find an up-to-date list of dogs and cats available for adoption.

You may contact WARL’s adoption department directly at 202-726-2556 ext. 503 or via email at  Or come by our shelter to see all of our amazing animals needing homes! Our address is 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011.